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O’NEILL — The North Central District Health Department has been notified that the Delta COVID-19 variant has been identified as having infected someone living in the NCDHD health district.

Moving to a new home can be an exciting adventure. Since it’s a very busy time, there are many tasks to accomplish through every phase of your move. When you add your pet into the mix, considering his needs along with yours can add to your checklist of “to do’s.” However, by following some p…

The public is invited and encouraged to attend an upcoming meeting of a regional governmental body based in Madison County at which tax dollars may be spent.

LINCOLN — The Nebraska State Patrol swore in a new class of troopers on Friday as members of the 64th basic recruit class received their badges and took the oath of office at the State Capitol.

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“It may be a little hot this week!” Clara Otto of Sioux Falls, S.D., stacked all the ice packs she could find in the freezer on her head.

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Three-year-old cousins, Bennett Nesladek and Kinsley LeRette, take a break while visiting the zoo recently.

The U10 girls Norfolk Express soccer team, Rage, received first place in the Kris Walters Cup in Lincoln recently. Pictured in front from left are Reese Andreasen, Neely Kratochvil, Paxton Wolff, Kendal Langenberg and Camryn Mather; second row, Quinn Dennis, Hadley Fossum, Emery Hoffman, Leighton Konopasek, Kinley Hanna, Reese Svoboda, Avery Skalberg and Paislee Wachter; and back row, coaches Bryce Dennis, Adam Wachter and Lisa Langenberg.

Riley Prokop and Skyler Prokop, both of Thurston, competed in the Duo Driver Full Size Hobo class at Hawkeye Havoc in Onawa, Iowa, on Saturday, May 29th. Riley was in the driver's seat with steering wheel and Skyler was in the passenger seat with gas and brake pedal. In this class, 12 cars competed. Prokops earned 2nd place and the Dominator Award. 

Courtesy Ford of Norfolk recently celebrated its ribbon cutting with the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce on their new state-of-the-art facility located at 2005 Krenzien Drive.

The Lutheran High Northeast 2021 department award winners are Temo Molina-Spanish (from left), Chloe Bitney-agriculture, Halle Berner-theology, Becca Gebhardt-mathematics, Maddie Becker-social studies, Garrett Boelter-physical education, Haydyn Beaudette-choir, Grant Colligan-band, Ashley Uecker-English, Leah Sugita-science Ryan Rose-Hancock-business and Jaguar Starkel-art.

Atkinson city clerk Nancy Kopejtka celebrated 40 years of service on April 28, 2021. Pictured are Atkinson city councilman Scott Shane (from left), president Jerry Osborne, mayor Paul Corkle, Nancy Kopejtka, councilmen Ron Krysl, Chuck Asher and Gary Lech Sr. 

Part of Jacob Kubes' morning chores include getting eggs. Some hens are friendly, and some are mean and peck your hand when you get their eggs. This particular hen is nice and doesn’t mind being picked up and held. She will let you carry her around the barn and then put her back by her nest. 

The City of Wayne Green Team presented the local Wayne area Boy Scouts Troop 174 with its Zero Hero award recognizing outstanding work in reducing, reusing and recycling within the community of Wayne. The Wayne Boy Scouts recycle paper and aluminum cans in the community, picking up items the third Saturday of every month for free from residential curbsides.  They also accept paper and cans at the Wayne Recycling & Trash Center in separate containers. Over 20 Boy Scouts and their families participate in picking up cans and paper from Wayne homes each month, all as a free service. Pi…

Eagle Scout William Nathan Wetjen from Troop 653-Norfolk Elks was presented his flag that was flown over the United States Capitol for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. His project was completed with Mosaic of Norfolk. Posing left to right are Holly Wetjen, William Nathan Wetjen and Jesse Kittelson, Elks representative. 

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Zoey Bergmeier looking up at second cousin, Lilly McDaniels, as they celebrate Christmas 2020 on Valentine's Day at Great-grandma Volk's house. 

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This is Grandpa Don Carroll and his granddaughter, Lilian Cope,4 years old, welcoming in a new calf which has now been named Daisy. Lilian is the daughter of Jim and Tina Cope of Fremont.

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Service Unit 502 Girl Scouts ended Girl Scout week with a bowling party. Thanks to Kings Lane for working with us to have the party a year later than planned. 

Pierce cheerleaders perform during halftime of the Bluejays' game against Auburn at the boys state basketball tournament Wednesday afternoon.

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A Crofton student holds a sign at the state basketball tournament in support of Kendall Thoene, a Crofton High School sophomore who is in an Omaha hospital dealing with a year-long, COVID-19-related illness.

Barb was entered into Elite Door’s Secret Santa giveaway by her daughter, MeLeaha, after her mother had been struggling with an old wooden garage door that was unable to close. Elite Door was able to contact MeLeaha before Christmas Eve and their family was able to surprise Barb with the news that she had won the garage door on Christmas Eve. Elite Door was happy that they were able to help the Viergutz family during the holiday season.

The City of Randolph recently received a bulletproof vest as part of a League Association Risk Management (LARM) program that provides $700 in funds towards an approved vest for members who qualify for the grant. 

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Great Dane in Wayne recently started a C.A.R.E.S. (Community Activity Response Engagement & Support) committee dedicated to outreach in the communities where their employees live. They recently held a supply drive at the plant to help Bright Horizons in Norfolk. Here, Emily Dump of Great Dane presents monetary donations and donated supplies to program director Deb Zimmerer at their Norfolk office. “We are beyond grateful to have partners in the local communities who value giving back,” said Zimmerer. 

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At 14 months old, Colt was taking his driving time seriously on this International H tractor. 

This is the eighth first place finish in a tournament this season for the World Exposure Elite fifth grade boys. They are pictured with their medals after finishing first place in the 35th Annual NEN Basketball Tournament February 13-14 in Norfolk.

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Baylor, 2, and Avalia, 4, are all smiles here! Their parents are Jake and Sammie Arlt of Randolph, grandparents are Darron and Rhonda Arlt of Plainview and their great-grandparents are Judy and Bob Arlt.

Two five-generation photos! In the (left) photo, baby Nolan Reuss is being held by Great-Great-Grandmother Eunice Deuel, and is pictured with Great-Grandmother Rhonda Collins, Grandmother Tonya Detlefsen and Mother Adeline Mauldin.

John Mitchell, a sophomore on the Creighton High School basketball team, recorded his 1,000th career point on Tuesday, Jan. 19, during a game against Hartington Cedar Catholic. He’s shown here with head coach Ryon Nilson (second from right) and assistant coaches Chase Maier (from left), Brady Brockhaus and Alan Oltjenbruns.

When arriving to the front door of Behavioral Health Specialists recently, a little frosty man was there to greet those entering. While not sure who the holly jolly artist was, he brought great joy to all who wander upon him. A nice reminder to “stay cool,” “stick together” and to “avoid meltdowns.”

On Christmas Day 2020, in Elgin, Dave and Pam Jochum, a.k.a. Grandma and Grandpa Jochum, got to spend some fun time outdoors with their granddaughters, Brooklyn, 6, Aubrey, 6, and Rylee, 4, making their very first “Elgin Snowman” that they named “Mr. John Deere”.   They are the daughters of Jarid and Jody Jochum of Lincoln.

St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Care Center recently opened a visitation room so that visitors can safely be out of the elements and see their loved ones. In this picture, Sandy is visiting with her son and granddaughter while enjoying a meal together.

Approximately 100 people recently lined up to sing religious Christmas carols in support of 2-year-old Rory Laskowski, daughter of John and April, Laskowski, as she battles with a brain tumor.

Great Dane in Wayne recently hosted the mobile LifeServe Blood Center Blood Drive at the Wayne Plant. Twenty-nine employees were eligible to donate and LifeServe was able to collect 32 units of blood from these donors. Nine of them were first time donors! With the units collected during this drive, LifeServe Blood Center will have the ability to save up to 96 local lives. Donors were able to have their blood checked for Covid-19 antibodies as well. This brings the total number of units collected to 89 at the Wayne plant during 2020, potentially saving 267 lives.

The City of Oakland was recently awarded a $500 Lean on LARM Safety Grant to purchase safety apparel. Kayla Eisenmenger, city clerk, applied for the grant made available to members of the League Association of Risk Management (LARM). Pictured from left are Gerald Groene (solid waste department), Brian Johnson (park and rec department), Daniel Tanksley III (water/sewer department), Mike Francis (street department) and Bryan Johnson (Street department). 

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Ella Bloomquist, 4, recently helped her grandmother, Luella Hodson, make and decorate gingerbread cookies. Before the cookies, they read the story of the Gingerbread Men. After baking, Ella helped decorate the Christmas tree.

President Clark Froehlich presents a check to Rhonda Vogel who recently celebrated her 40th year of employment with the bank.

Just two examples of the many decorated trees west of bridge at Skyview Lake. Most of these trees also had lights installed on them.

Your friends at Anytime Fitness need you back, James Heller.  Hope to see you soon.  Pictured are Darlene Nordby (from right), Glen Nordby, Max Hansen, Brian Sibert, Silver Sibert and Cheyenne Murray.

Rotarians Dr. Jim Merritt (left), Gene Shermer (middle) and Andy Labenz (right) Eagerly erect the large outdoor nativity scene at the First Baptist Church in Norfolk, 404 W. Benjamin Ave. Rotary has been putting up the nativity scene since the 1980s, all in the spirit of the season.

Knights of Columbus members held their annual Thanksgiving dinner for constituents of The Arc of Norfolk, although this year it was held safely by drive thru due to Covid-19. They served almost 200 self-advocates of The Arc of Norfolk, family members and support staff.

Candace Coover of Plainview participated in Wayne State College commencement on Nov. 20. She earned a degree in elementary education with minors in English as a Second Language PK-12 and reading/writing PK-6. She and her daughters, Genesis and Aurora Sinkler, decorated her hat for commencement with sparkles and their handprints and the message, “Reach for the Sky.’’


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